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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:47:00 EDT
Counter or fridge-cooled? Where to put your fruits and veggies
It's no secret that buying produce can get expensive, but it's also necessary for a healthy diet. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:39:00 EDT
PNNL welcomes WSU interns as part of new program
This fall, 12 WSU Pullman doctoral students will begin long-term internships at PNNL as part of a new program between the university and the lab. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:07:00 EDT
How the health district is bringing awareness to the dangers of diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. With this disease, your body doesn't use insulin properly. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:58:00 EDT
Kennewick woman not breathing discovered by her daughter
On March 26th at about 6:30 a.m., Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call that a woman was found not breathing by her daughter. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:37:00 EDT
Hanford lecture series seeks to spark students' interest for future careers
A new lecture series at WSU Tri-Cities aims to get students interested in careers in and around the Hanford Site. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:15:00 EDT
Dial-A-Ride bus tips over in bus vs. car accident in Richland
Richland Police officers were called out to the scene of a car versus bus accident earlier today. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:06:00 EDT
Fire Ops 101: Firefighter in training for a day
Fire Ops 101 has been going on for 12 years at Hammer Training Facility in Richland. It's meant to give city and government leaders an inside look at what firefighting is: time critical, highly technical and labor intensive. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:13:00 EDT
Hanford Site contractors receive award for procurement of sustainable electronics
Three Hanford Site contractors – Mission Support Alliance (MSA), CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M) and Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) - were recently recognized as leaders in the procurement and use of sustainable information technology products by the Green Electronics Council and managers of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) label. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:47:00 EDT
Secretary of state to undergo treatment for colon cancer
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she will undergo treatment for colon cancer over the next several weeks. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:42:00 EDT
Walla Walla High School Dance Team places 4th at state competition
The Walla Walla High School Blue Devil Dance team finished 4th at the WIAA State Dance Competition this weekend. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:35:00 EDT
Warden PD asking for community's help in locating two robbery suspects
Warden Police Department is asking the community’s help in finding two suspects in connection with a robbery and unlawful imprisonment of a victim on March 25th, 2017. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:13:00 EDT
Firefighters investigating early morning debris fire
Kennewick Fire is trying to figure out how some debris caught on fire in front of a home on the 1800 block of west 11th avenue early Sunday morning.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT
Couple home safe after getting stuck in Umatilla National Forest
A man and a woman are home safe after going missing near the Umatilla National Forest. 

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:36:00 EDT
Tri-City Regional SWAT responds to barricade situation
Multiple agencies including Richland, Pasco and Benton County responded with Kennewick Police Department to the 3700 block of W 2nd Avenue. 

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:27:00 EDT
27-year-old deaf man propelling after his dreams
We all have dreams and roads towards achieving them.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:19:00 EDT
New West Richland STEAM school almost ready for next school year
Leona Libby Middle School is looking good. 

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:03:00 EDT
A Siri prank gaining popularity could get you a misdemeanor
When your hands are full, you can use tools like Siri to check the weather, get directions, or even make a phone call. 

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:41:00 EDT
Potential day care regulation changes worrying in-home providers
The Washington State Department of Early Learning is in the beginning stages of a proposal to merge the standards for in-home childcare facilities and childhood learning centers. 

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:38:00 EDT
618-10 waste removal project in finishing stages
One of the Hanford site's toughest cleanup projects can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:17:00 EDT
Former Pasco Police officer Richard Aguirre found not guilty of rape and sexual assault
A jury has found former Pasco Police Officer Richard Aguirre not guilty in his second trial. The verdict came in Thursday, March 23.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:27:00 EDT
Middle school electives, enrichment, and support classes greatly expanded beginning next school year
Walla Walla Public Schools is focused on expanding learning opportunities at both middle schools by adding new class and program enhancements beginning next school year, including World Language Spanish and competitive boys and girls soccer.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:41:00 EDT
BREAKING: House Republicans withdraw health care bill
Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:22:00 EDT
Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scout Cookies with local Troop 3518
Kennewick, WA - Today marks a special anniversary for Girl Scouts of the USA, it is 100 years of Girl Scout cookie sales! Reporter, Crystal Garcia, caught up with local troop #3518 to talk about their kick-off of cookie sales, with a special addition to the cookie list this year. Watch the segments to find out what that cookie is, and to see the fun the Troop had this morning on Wake Up Northwest.   

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:44:00 EDT
Lambs at the library
Today, the Mid-Columbia Library in Kennewick was a bit busier than normal. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:15:00 EDT
Local eating disorder program accepting clients
From outside the Recovery and Wellness Center of Eastern Washington, it may not seem like a typical health care facility. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:38:00 EDT
Vote postponed for American Health Care Act
Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:28:00 EDT
Yakima River Gateway project expected to be complete by end of summer
There is definitely some dirt moving on the Yakima River Gateway project. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:47:00 EDT
Potential changes coming to Badger Mountain Trail stairs
One man has taken it upon himself to try and make one part of it a little bit safer. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:34:00 EDT
Oregon Senate approves raising legal tobacco age to 21
The state Senate has approved raising Oregon's minimum age for tobacco use to 21. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:04:00 EDT
Washington Beer Commission adds craft beer tasting event in Kennewick
The Washington Beer Commission is proud to announce that it will add a new craft beer tasting event in Kennewick, WA  to its tasting festival calendar. 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:33:00 EDT
Murray, Cantwell "not going to help" House Republicans "erode" health care coverage
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell joined 40 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:40:00 EDT
Hanford Tank Farm workers and families testify
Two former Hanford tank farm workers and their wives testified this afternoon in a Senate committee hearing for House Bill 1723, which would create the presumption of occupational disease for workers at the Hanford site.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:40:00 EDT
Exclusive interview with an American who was near the London attack
One of our reporters had a friend in London at the time of the attack today, and she gave us an inside look at what happened. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:39:00 EDT
Car accident on Columbia Dr. roundabout described as "scene out of a movie"
Traffic was backed up near the Columbia Drive roundabout for some time this afternoon. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:32:00 EDT
Health officials confirm a case of mumps in Benton County
The Department of Health says there's one confirmed case of the mumps in Benton County and three confirmed cases in Yakima County.  

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:16:00 EDT
How a WSU program is helping families grow their own food
Here in eastern Washington, we produce a lot of the country's fruits and vegetables, which is why you may be surprised to find out that almost 17,000 people in Benton and Franklin Counties don't have access to fresh produce. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:00 EDT
Meals on Wheels facing trouble with potential funding cut
Although Meals on Wheels is a popular service that provides food to the elderly, it's facing a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's budget proposal. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:24:00 EDT
Richland elementary students show off creative cooking skills
The Future Chefs Challenge offered eleven Richland School District elementary students the opportunity to show off their culinary skills last week at the Tri-Tech Skills Center kitchen. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:00 EDT
Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington
Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in February and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:53:00 EDT
National Puppy Day may bring pet scams
Be prepared for a plethora of adorable, wide-eyed, wet-nosed puppy pictures on everyone’s social media news feeds. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:48:00 EDT
Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias show at Toyota Center postponed
The Thursday, April 27th sold out comedy show featuring Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias at Toyota Center has been postponed. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:43:00 EDT
SmartHub available to Benton PUD customers
SmartHub, an online service for customers, is now available for Benton PUD customers. 

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:33:00 EDT
Interview with AG Ferguson regarding current events
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson was in the Tri-Cities today, and was the keynote speaker at the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon this afternoon. 

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:10:00 EDT
West Richland PD welcomes portable to keep up with their own expansions
As the Tri-Cities population continues to boom, our local law enforcement is finding themselves needing to keep up with the growth. 

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:00:00 EDT
Connell teachers put on WWE matchup
Connell High School raised more than $1,500 during the first two weeks of March, but today, the students reaped the benefits of their participation in the fundraiser.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:45:00 EDT
Dumping personal items in public park dumpsters is illegal
The West Richland Police Department has received quite a few complaints this week about their city parks, which prompted them to post to Facebook letting the community know that park dumpsters and trash cans are for park use only.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:18:00 EDT
Portables to help solve overcrowding problem for Richland School District
Student enrollment keeps growing each year, and that's why the district has decided to add twelve classrooms at Hanford and Richland High Schools. 

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:04:00 EDT
Stop work order issued for some Hanford work
An employee at the Hanford nuclear reservation stopped some work at the radioactive waste tank farms Monday afternoon over beryllium controls. 

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:57:00 EDT
Keeping you and your pets happy, healthy this spring
Spring is in the air, and if you're anything like our anchor Tracci Dial and her dog Aussie, you've already started hitting up the trails.  But experts say there are things you should keep in mind. "We have these wonderful inventions here where you can put the water in that water bottle, tip it up and create a bowl for your pet and your pet can drink out of that," said Petsmart Manager, Patrick McKennon So how much water should you bring?  It might be more than ...

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:50:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Gabriel James Candelaria
Pasco Police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Gabriel James Candelaria.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:32:00 EDT
Missing boy's family thankful for his safe return
RICHLAND, WA.-- Early Sunday morning, Wyatt Shafer was returned to his family after going missing for seven hours.  

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:22:00 EDT
Purple sage planted again at Purple Heart Memorial
RICHLAND, WA.-- In May of 2016, someone vandalized the Purple Heart Veteran's Memorial at Wye Park, ripping all the purple sage from it and leaving the plants to die. 

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:17:00 EDT
Kayaker's quest for a cleaner river
RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday morning, people from all over the area came to Richland for a cleanup effort at Bateman Island and Wye Park, organized by WSU.  While the majority took to the trails to pick up water bottles, beer cans, and more, Art Kelly, one man involved in the cleanup, took to the water. 

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:36:00 EDT
Family staying positive after losing house to fire
GLEED, WA.-- A house on the 400 block of Hall Road in Gleed was declared a total loss after a fire on Saturday. Multiple agencies responded to the second alarm fire, but when they got there, the house was fully engulfed.  Luckily, Andi Bearss, and her son, Carsen, got out of their house safely, but now, they find themselves homeless.

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:52:00 EDT
Toddler dead after being struck by vehicle
SUNNYSIDE, WA.-- A young girl has died after being struck by a vehicle in Sunnyside on Saturday afternoon. 

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:30:00 EDT
Three-car accident leaves two injured in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, around 3:15 PM, N Washington Street was shut down for about forty minutes while police officers responded to a three-car accident.  

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:23:00 EDT
Flooding continues in Benton County
RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, the intersection of Kingston Road and Hyde Road was flooded over to the point where water was running down both streets. 

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:51:00 EDT
Train Derailment in Benton County
Three train cars have derailed in the area of E. Perkins Road and S. Finley Road. Possible ammonium nitrate has spilled from one of the cars that derailed. 

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:08:00 EST
Dog Park Expansion Underway
RICHLAND, WA.-- There's nothing we wouldn't do for our best, furry friends, and now the Tri-Cities Dog Park Society is trying to make sure that all the playful pups in the area have enough room to keep them happy and healthy.  

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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 19:48:00 EST
Warm Springs Police Department finds missing 11-year-old girl and father
The Warm Springs Police Department located 11-year-old Kaitlyn Stofiel and her father, Thomas Stofiel, a few minutes after 10 this morning.

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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 17:54:00 EST
"Farm to Free Market" dinner talks ag regulations
The first ever Farm to Free Market dinner, hosted by the Washington Policy Center packed the Red Lion in Pasco. 

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Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:28:00 EST
Man dies in motorcycle accident in Pasco
 One man is dead after a motorcycle accident Sunday night, it happened around 5:30 p.m. 

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Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:00:00 EST
Man who has worked for the Kennewick School District for over 20 years saves student choking
When that didn’t change anything, Mr. Gridley sat behind the student and performed the Heimlich maneuver, which dislodged a piece of lettuce caught in the student’s throat.

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Sat, 4 Mar 2017 20:44:00 EST
Quidditch hits the Tri-Cities
KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Friday and Saturday, teams from all over the region came together in Columbia Park for the United States Quidditch Northwest Regional Championships.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:34:00 EST
Concerns grow over Van Giesen Street
RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, we told you about the vehicle vs pedestrian accident that happened, at the intersection of Van Giesen St. and Birch Avenue in Richland. Since then, a lot of you have voiced concerns about that area, including one mother, and area resident we spoke to earlier.     

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:12:00 EST
Students headed to Washington, D.C. for National Science Bowl
PASCO, WA.-- On Saturday, in a battle of the brains, high school students from all over Washington went out to Columbia Basin College to compete in the Department of Energy's Regional Science Bowl for a chance at the National Finals in Washington, D.C.      26 teams came to the event, from 16 different high schools. All of those teams spent months preparing for the questions they would be asked about biology, chemistry, engineering, and much more. As Jacob Sk...

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:19:00 EST
Two shot in gang-related incident
YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday, around 1:50 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to Jacks-Son's Sports Bar on South 48th Avenue, in regards to a shooting. 

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:57:00 EST
Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening
WALLA WALLA, WA.-- On Saturday, Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and a number of other notable figures joined veterans and non-veterans alike in putting their hands together for the brand new Walla Walla Veterans Home.      

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:55:00 EST
Arrests made after attempted home invasion
YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday morning around 4:40 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South 46th Avenue in Yakima, for a home invasion robbery.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:49:00 EST
Protesters & Supporters of Planned Parenthood Rally In Washington
KENNEWICK, WA.--  Groups of people protested Planned Parenthood around the country on Saturday. One protest happened in the Tri-Cities, but Planned Parenthood supporters also showed up. The two-sided rally took place at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd and Canal Drive, just blocks away from the Planned Parenthood building in Kennewick.  Both sides remained peaceful as they supported their beliefs. 

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:39:00 EST
Mysterious sinking boat towed to shore
KENNEWICK, WA.--  A boat floating down the Columbia River has finally been towed to shore after more than a week. 

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:11:00 EST
Safely saving with Rx Coupons
TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Whether you have insurance or not, if you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy, you might want to look into prescription coupons.

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Sat, 4 Feb 2017 21:30:00 EST
Getting concerned about gym germs
KENNEWICK, WA.-- We go to the gym to be healthy, but if you're not following these simple steps, the gym might just become more harmful than helpful.  

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:42:00 EST
Neighbors helping neighbors in times of tragedy
Around 2:30 AM Sunday morning, firefighters were called out to a house on the corner of W Sylvester Street and Road 46 for a fire that began from a heat lamp inside of an outdoor doghouse. 

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:19:00 EST
If you have respiratory problems, be careful of stagnant air
PACIFIC NORTHWEST-- Right now, scientists in Washington are analyzing the data from an ozone study here in the Tri-Cities. Over the summer, they determined that the levels of ozone in the air were too high for the population size. But we spoke to those same scientists this week, who told us that while ozone is a problem, it is a summer problem.  However, just because we're in the middle of winter doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. 

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